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Mo. police release reports, documents related to shooting of teen

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson releases the name of the the officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager Friday in Ferguson, Mo. The officer's name is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson releases the name of the the officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager Friday in Ferguson, Mo. The officer’s name is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited days of heated protests, and released documents alleging the teen was killed after a robbery in which he was suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars.

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson released several police reports and documents during a news conference where he also identified the officer involved as Darren Wilson, who has been on administrative leave since he shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

Brown and his friend, Dorian Johnson, were suspected of taking a box of cigars from a convenience store in Ferguson that morning, according to police reports. Jackson said Wilson went to the area after a 911 call reporting a “strong-arm” robbery just before noon. He said a dispatcher gave a description of the robbery suspect, and Wilson, who had been assisting on another call, was sent to investigate.

Wilson, a six-year veteran of the police department, encountered Brown just after 12:01 p.m., with a second officer arriving three minutes later, Jackson said.

Brown’s uncle, Bernard Ewing, questioned whether Wilson really believed Brown was a suspect. He noted Johnson’s account that the officer told the two young men to get out of the street and onto the sidewalk, and that Brown had his hands up when he was shot.

“If he’s a robbery suspect, they would have had the lights on,” Ewing said. “If you rob somebody, you would tell them, ‘Get on the ground’ or something, not, ‘Get off the sidewalk.’”

“It still doesn’t justify shooting him when he puts his hands up,” he added. “You still don’t shoot him in the face.”

A phone message seeking comment from the family’s attorney, Benjamin Crump, wasn’t immediately returned.

Brown’s death has sparked several days of clashes with furious protesters in the city. The mood was quelled on Thursday after the governor turned oversight of the protests over to the state Highway Patrol. State troopers walking side-by-side with thousands of peaceful protesters replaced the image of previous nights: police in riot gear and armored tanks.

But the police chief’s announcement Friday was met with immediate disbelief and anger by several dozen community members who also attended the news conference, which was hastily held at a gas station burned during a night of looting earlier in the week in Ferguson, a town of 21,000 that is nearly 70 percent black and patrolled by a nearly all-white police force.

“He stopped the wrong one, bottom line,” yelled Tatinisha Wheeler, a nurse’s aide who was at the news conference.

A couple dozen protesters began marching around the charred gas station and in the street chanting, “Hands up, don’t shoot,” and, “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!”

Police have said Brown was shot after an officer encountered him and another man on the street during a routine patrol. They say one of the men pushed the officer into his squad car, then physically assaulted him in the vehicle and struggled with the officer over the officer’s weapon. At least one shot was fired inside the car before the struggle spilled onto the street, where Brown was shot multiple times, according to police.

Dorian Johnson has told media a different story. He said he and Brown were walking in the street when an officer ordered them onto the sidewalk, then grabbed his friend’s neck and tried to pull him into the car before brandishing his weapon and firing. He said Brown started to run and the officer pursued him, firing multiple times.

Tensions in Ferguson boiled over after a candlelight vigil Sunday night, as looters smashed and burned businesses in the neighborhood, where police have repeatedly fired tear gas and smoke bombs.

By Thursday, there was a dramatic shift in the atmosphere after Gov. Jay Nixon assigned protest oversight to Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, who is black and grew up near Ferguson. He marched alongside protesters, along with other high-ranking brass from the Highway Patrol and the St. Louis County Police Department.

“We’re here to serve and protect,” Johnson said. “We’re not here to instill fear.”

The streets were filled with music, free food and even laughter. When darkness fell — the point at which previous protests have grown tense — no uniformed officers were in sight outside the burned-out QuikTrip convenience store that had become a flashpoint for standoffs between police and protesters.

“All they did was look at us and shoot tear gas,” Pedro Smith, who has participated in the nightly protests, said Thursday. “This is totally different. Now we’re being treated with respect.”

The more tolerant response came as President Barack Obama spoke publicly for the first time about the shooting — and the subsequent violence that shocked the nation and threatened to tear apart Ferguson.

Obama said there was “no excuse” for violence either against the police or by officers against peaceful protesters.

Attorney General Eric Holder has said federal investigators have interviewed witnesses to the shooting.


  • Sis Delish

    Whoooooo Boy!

  • 2Cents

    Now that we know that “Big Mike” and his friend Dorian Johnson were just your typical thugs and suspects in the strong-armed robbery, you would think the media would help calm things down. . . . Nope, CNN is still on a non-stop onslaught of the Ferguson Police Dept. To prove it, a video was released to ALL media outlets and CNN has not only edited it, but altered the video. I have seen the same video on more than one other channel and it is VERY clearly shows Brown and Johnson implemented in the robbery. On the CNN version, they cut short the parts that show the closeup of Brown and cut the top off the video that would show Browns face in the altercation with the clerk by the front entrance.

    Watch for yourself and keep in mind, they all got the same video.

    • Seeker

      But , but , but isent the media supposed to be fair and HONEST , and only report the facts. Journalism in this county is worthless.

      • 2Cents

        Update: CNN is now showing an un-altered version of the altercation at the entrance but they still have edited out the rest of the video.

        Yea, reporting the news the way “they” want you to see it is, for the most part the norm. We shouldn’t have to sift out what’s true or lies.

      • Starryeyes

        I can’t remember when the media was fair and honest. CT included.

        • pat2009

          The CT? This is an AP story!

          • Starryeyes

            And YOU believe in local reporting the CT is fair and unbiased???

          • pat2009

            Nothing is unbiased.

            I as a white middle class, male have a certain lens that is unavoidable. It is more important to recognize the bias and know that the aim for impartial news is a fool’s errand

            This story was written by the Associate Press, a high quality news reporting agency. The report is biased, like everything else, but is still fairly accurate

          • Starryeyes

            And that was my original point the press as a whole is Biased.

          • Pablo Jones

            Correct me if I’m wrong but, the AP doesn’t write the news stories, they collect all the stories from their member newspapers and other member newspapers can use them. So the AP is as biased as all their member newspapers including the Chronicle.

    • jz

      What happened in the cigar store is absolutely irrelevant here. Not just because we now know the officer who did the shooting knew nothing about any store robbery, but also because when the officer 1st approached them he told them to stop walking down the middle of the street as opposed to how you would approach persons who fit the description of a recently reported robbery. Secondly, at the same time the police chief finally released the name of the officer involved he made public the pictures of the store robbery for the public to see. Common sense would dictate that the timing on that decision was to show the kid/cigar robber in a negative light so as to deflect public attention from the officer who shot the unarmed cigar/robber on his knees with his hands in the air. In my view they sat on it for 6 days, and rolled the dice hoping something more negative about the kids background would come out so they could portray the cop in a more positive light. However, that did not happen. Now it is plain to see the timing of the police chiefs statements and decisions that were made, were made with calculation and design instead of a genuine compliance with the Sunshine Laws. 2Cents c,mon now. People like Charles Manson, Saddam Hussein and the like when they manifested the worlds widely known physical gesture/pose for “I surrender”, on their knees with hands in the air. They were taken into custody. And everybody involved in those arrests knew the horrendous crimes they committed, and we’re not talking theft of some cigars. If we want to be fair then let’s be fair.

      • Bob

        Kid??? No no when you are 18 you are an adult. Stop trying to make him look innocent when clearly he isn’t.

        • jz

          18 yes legally an adult. Look, I don,t like robbers any more than you. And even if the cop knew of a robbery and had a description of the perps he still murdered the guy. I,m not trying to make him innocent but I sure as hell ain’t gonna turn my back on a flat out murder. Cops sometimes mess up and this one unfortunately messed up big time.

          • SniperFire

            ’18 yes legally an adult. Look’

            You have been corrected on your obfuscation 4 or 5 times already on this thread. Why should anyone respect your conclusions if you are so willing to twist the facts to fit your false narrative? Hint. We don’t.

          • Larry Crnobrnja

            “Cops sometimes mess up and this one unfortunately messed up big time.”

            So you have all the facts and have already judged? You are too full of yourself. Run along and play with your dog.

          • jz

            I said in earlier posts with the facts that I have at this point. Yes. The cop messed up bad.

      • Phil Blank

        Dummy, go back and read it!
        The cop was there in responce to a 911 call and description of the bad guys!

        • jz

          No he was not. The cop knew nothing about the cigar store robbery upon 1st contact with the 2 individuals. And even if he did, to me then he handled the situation even worse than he already has.

          • HankKwah

            Wrong again. He WAS on his way to a 911 call. However, Brown and Dorian were walking in the middle of the street and were ordered to the sidewalk. Had Brown been acting like a normal citizen, he’d still be breathing. But between walking in the street, mouthing off to the cop and then attacking the cop, it all came together to result in his death. HE set those wheels in motion. Yes, the cop pulled the trigger in the middle of the situation, but Brown instigated all of it.

        • Jeff

          “response”

      • 2Cents

        First of all, your comments about Manson and Hussein aren’t exactly original — I saw that press conference too so if you are going to use somebody else material, at least give them credit.

        What we know “for sure” is what we have seen with our own eyes. So far, these are the only hard facts as both sides have changed their story. These so-called “witnesses” saying this or that don’t make it fact. Like the Black girl interviewed by Don Lemon that said the clothes on the body she saw in the street didn’t match the clothes in the pictures or video from the robbery. I don’t know where she was but I can say with certainty she didn’t see the body of Big Mike!

        If you listened to the Police Captain interview, he said the shooting was not related to the robbery in the “initial” contact with Brown and Johnson. Nobody has stated the officer didn’t hear a radio alert while “initially” confronting these two. Was there a second confrontation? Have we heard the Officer on scene’s version, no. “Common sense” would be that when those two thugs saw the police cruiser slowing down THEY believed the officer knew about the strong-arm robbery. If Big Mike was so smug about robbing that store, odds are he had the same attitude towards the officer.

        • jz

          Yes, the comments were gleaned from the press conference you mention and I could have referenced that. From what I saw a couple hours ago on one of the channels seemed to indicate that the officer had no knowledge of the cigar store robbery at the time he approached Brown and Johnson. You lost me on the clothes on the body/clothes in the pictures stuff. Your “Common Sense” statement makes perfect sense. Yes, we would be hard pressed to believe the 2 did not think the cop who approached them might not know about the store robbery. However, I have to take issue with your description of a smug thug attitude somehow translating to making this anything less than it was, which in my opinion at this point given what we do know. An unjustifiable shooting and possibly a murder. And I forgot, but did you see that one of the reports earlier indicated a first shot was fired that went thru the car door into the victims body?

          • 2Cents

            First of all, it was not a Cigar store and the crime was “strong-armed robbery” in addition to “assault” on the clerk. This is a felony crime, not shoplifting! I would add that if you watch the video, had there been charges filed, Big Mike also clearly threatened the clerk. Watch the video — do you think this is a nice young man that you would want coming in to your store? Oh, and he has the “right” to walk down the middle of the street? — again, what a punk smug attitude. Bet he cuts in line on a regular basis too. Hence, the thuggery!

            If you didn’t see the CNN / Don Lemon segment earlier today after the pictures and video was released, you missed a great exhibition of deranged locals trying to defend Big Mike — making things up as they went. The girl in my post is just ONE example. Ask yourself, have you EVER seen so many “witnesses” of an incident like this.

            Let’s wait to see what the ballistics say about the shooting. At this point, there is no factual evidence this is justified or unjustified.

          • jz

            Really? It was broad daylight in the middle of the road. What is so out of the ordinary about that? You’re right we don’t have ballistics yet. But, knowing what we all know at this point I don’t see how at the moment he pulled the trigger, that was not murder. I,m just as sick and tired of the thugs as you are, but, cutting in line seems like enough for you to shoot and kill someone. So, in some ways your attitude scares me as much as the thug. I,ve carried a weapon and pulled it more than once. A cool head with the ability to use it if need be are 2 musts. Don,t be too willy nilly oh man this punk is bad news so I got no problem shooting to kill. This cop handled the situation as poorly as one could whether we like Big Mike or not.

          • 2Cents

            Again, you missed the point — and don’t put words in my mouth. You think that cop got up that morning and said, I am going to kill (murder) Big Mike and I think Big Mike’s thug attitude will be a huge factor in what happened here. But that’s what I think, not what I know. If you have hard evidence to support your convictions, let’s hear them.

          • jz

            Of course I don’t think that cop got up and said I,m gonna kill whoever today. I,m having a hard time following your train of thought. Maybe you could make your point clearly so I can respond clearly. Mine is this. Only with the evidence I have, which I am not 100 percent sure, if this guy ran, turned around 35 feet away and faced the officer, raised his hands in the air, got on his knees or not I,m not sure, and no weapon was visible. That cop messed up really bad. His defense attorney may try to utilize Big Mike’s thug attitude but I don,t think so. Would you want your attorney saying to a jury hey look my client didn’t like this guys attitude so he shot him from 35 feet away? Any case like this pretty much comes down to was the cops life or another citizens life in danger when he pulled the trigger?

          • 2Cents

            So it’s okay to accuse me of killing a guy for cutting in line but you get upset when I said you think the cop intentionally killed Big Mike. With your help, I think I made that point perfectly clear.

            None of what you just said is fact or evidence in this case — it’s hearsay from Big Mike’s little buddy who was with him when he robbed the store. If that’s good enough for you then I hope you never get assigned jury duty. Bottom line is, you have no evidence but what you see on the video tape. What I see is a thug, pure and simple. I have personally experienced this type of thug my whole life.

            For what its worth, Dorian Johnson (from the video) appears to be the good guy on this one. Johnson put his box of cigars (that Mike stole and handed him) back on the counter and walked out of the store.

            My point is, from what evidence we see, Big Mike is CLEARLY the aggressor here. Does his aggresive thug attitude have something to do with his death — we’ll see. I wasn’t there and neither were you.

          • jz

            I never accused you of saying it is ok to shoot someone for cutting in line. Your use of the word intentionally is being used as if to imply prior calculation and design, like it was planned. I,m not saying that. The shooting occured in a time frame when tensions were high an we want/hope our officers go home safe and at the same time use deadly force only when necessary. And, In all the interviews I’ve watched on this case from police officers to eyewitnesses not once have I seen this friend Dorian on TV and not once have I referenced him on any of my statements/comments here. and how the heck you get that the only evidence I have here is but what I see on the videotape? My opinion on the cops wrong decision to use deadly force in this case is based on every single person I’ve listened to who is somehow related to the shooting, the way the police dept. has handled the situation since the shooting, in other words everything. Apparently you missed the numerous retired police officers on various tv stations, all of whom, I mean every single one, that have taken issue with how the officer in this case mishandled the situation. One of them stated very clearly that just because someone looks and acts like a ‘thug” never deserves to be gunned down because of the way he looks and acts. The same retired officer also made it clear that a simple, [not to diminish the seriousness] shoplifting turned strong arm robbery doesn’t call for the use of deadly force.

          • SniperFire

            ‘An unjustifiable shooting and possibly a murder. ‘

            There isn’t a police trained in America who would not empty their revolver into a thug who tried to kill him and take his gun, even if the criminal started to escape and get a new weapon.

      • Starryeyes

        But the perp knew he had just robbed that store. He knew he was guilty maybe he didn’t want to get caught.

      • SniperFire

        ‘What happened in the cigar store is absolutely irrelevant here. ‘

        Wrong. It is motive for the thug to attack the cop.

        • jz

          What does that have to do with getting shot from 35 feet away when one is unarmed?

          • SniperFire

            ‘What does that have to do with getting shot from 35 feet away when one is unarmed?’

            Strawman argument. I didn’t say anything about that. I was just correcting your foolish observation.

          • Pablo Jones

            Did the cop know he was unarmed? The was a confrontation between the two when they first met, we don’t know what all was said or done. Then a large guy starts to flee then turns around toward the cop while bringing his hands up.

            If there was a physical and verbal confrontation where threats might have been said that would spike anyone’s adrenaline. Then you see a person turn quickly bringing their hands up in front of them (like a person would do if raising a gun). Do you think the cop was thinking finally here is my chance to shoot someone, or was the cop thinking this guy is trying to shoot his way out?

      • Brian_Reinhardt

        Hey JZ…

        Take off the “cop hating blinders” for one second and THINK about what BROWN’S state of mind was when approached by the officer.

        He knew he just ripped off a store, and he knew because of the physical confrontation that he had committed a felony.

        If he was just some normal kid walking in the road this NEVER would have happened. He was a criminal about to be taken into custody for robbing a store.

        HE KNEW WHAT HE DID…That’s why HE attacked the cop.

        His actions before he was approached by the cop is the reason he’s dead.

        • HankKwah

          Here’s MY big question: When has anyone in any instance of a crime, ever been reported as fleeing the cops, being shot by said police and immediately turning around with their hands up? A lot of people are thrown to the ground by the force of the impact of the bullet, right? But Brown suddenly realizes that after being shot the SECOND TIME, that maybe the cop means business??

          • Sis Delish

            Um… reports from various sources said The Cop was treated at ER for Facial injuries… Self-Inflicted? I doubt it.

          • HankKwah

            Not sure where you’re going with that? Brown was shot once in/near the cruiser, and then shot again running away (from what I understand). After being shot TWICE does he suddenly think “Maybe I should stop and put my hands up?” I’m not discounting the cop being injured, whatsoever. I’m questioning the account of Brown suddenly deciding to throw his hands up and surrender.

          • 2Cents

            I have followed this event closely. I try to read between the line of ALL these reports on different news channels. From the statements from the police (yes, they have changed at times) they said “one bullet was fired from inside the cruiser”. The officer’s statement was that he fired 4-6 rounds. Dorian Johnson stated he saw blood in the upper region of Big Mike’s chest and then said BM ran. These are some of the facts as we know that have been reported.

            What we don’t know:
            1.What exactly happened causing the officer to shoot BM in/at the cruiser.
            2. Were the additional rounds fired “AT” Big Mike or fired as warning shots to get him to stop running.
            3. Did any of the other rounds actually “HIT” Big Mike or was it the initial wound that cause BM to surrender.
            4. Was Big Mike shot in the front or back and at what range.
            5. What was the “fatal” shot?

            All of which WILL be determined — among many other unanswered questions.

            Big Mike was a large young man. It “may” have taken time for him to feel the effect of the initial bullet. Until the ballistics and autopsy are revealed, these questions can not be answered. Again, this may be justified or unjustified. We weren’t there but I believe the truth will come out.

          • Sis Delish

            Remember, he had an entire box of Swisher Sweets on him. The Box may have deflected a shot or two… Sweet!

          • HankKwah

            I’d like to think it will all come out eventually, too. As long as the DOJ doesn’t get their hands in it. Apparently they tried to suppress the store robbery video. Anyway, if you would, if you see something that’s been discussed here get cleared up in the news, reply to one of my comments so I can see what you’ve found. Everything I’ve come across has been pretty sketchy.

          • Pablo Jones

            People are not thrown to the ground when shot. That only happens in the movie.

          • HankKwah

            So Brown’s running away and takes a bullet in the back, the impact wouldn’t cause him to go down?

            I’ve never been shot, never seen anyone shot so I don’t know.

          • Pablo Jones

            Sure you get shot in the head you will go down. But the force of the bullet hitting is the same, or slightly less, than when the bullet was fired. If being shot by a bullet knocks someone down the same effect would happen on the shooter.

          • HankKwah

            I thought he was shot in the back while fleeing? I haven’t been able to find a good, thorough play-by-play of this anywhere yet.

          • jz

            Really?

          • jz

            No totally accurate Pablo. Service revolvers and other police weaponry use ammo that has what is known as “knockdown power”. In order to “knockdown” a perp. It’s like getting it with a sledgehammer fro a small piece of lead.

          • Starryeyes

            This is a bit more accurate it depends on ammo grains of gun powder, size, Whether or not it is a FMJ or a hollow point. ( last I knew Police had to use FMJ) http://www.chuckhawks.com/handgun_power_chart.htm

          • Pablo Jones

            Regardless of what type of ammo you use, it’s effect will be limited to the part of the body hit. A .22 can take down a large strong man if hit in the right spot while a large caliber high powered round hit at the wrong spot will hardly do anything.

            But the force applied to the person shooting and the force applied to the person being shot is the same. The shooter is naturally braced and can absorb the energy better than a person being shot who may be off balanced which would cause them to fall over. But from what you see in the movies of a person being thrown backwards or through windows is not reality.

            http://www.policemag.com/channel/weapons/articles/2013/01/stopping-power-myths-legends-and-realities.aspx

          • jz

            I hear you. Some of it I don’t get though. On a shooting range once I shot a 38 round into a solid block of clay about 2′ 8″ high and 10 ” in diameter. Extremely heavy nobody could lift it. When the round hit the heavy piece of clay went down at the blink of an eye. I was still standing. I know of “kickback” and we know some guns/rifles have more kickback than others which also depends on the ammo used. It was explained to me that the 38 plus p rounds were used by police, [at least at that time] cus of its “knockdown power” If it hits in the “INZ” which stands for something? neutral zone, the part of ones body from below the neck to the pelvis area, in “center mass” the round “neutralizes” the intended target and knocks them down. I was told by the instructor it was something like 400 lbs per square inch of force hittting your body like a sledgehammer. It would make sense that a police officer or anyone shooting in self defense would want to “knockdown” their assailant thereby making it harder for the assailant to get off more rounds.The instructor said something like “what good is it if your bullet goes thru someone and they are still standing and able to shoot off more rounds at you”? Would it not seem likely that depending on the circumstances some perps would go flying backwards if hit with 400 pounds of force per square inch?

          • Pablo Jones

            Several factors are coming into play here. I won’t go into all the formulas to keep it simple.

            1. When the round fires there is an equal force pushing the bullet out and pushing the gun back. The bullet is very light weight versus the weight of the gun & shooter. The shooter absorbs the energy with the recoil of the gun and the torque that spreads through the wrist/arm/body. Each movement absorbs the energy

            2. The bullet has little mass so the energy is transferred into speed, but has the same amount of energy.

            3. I’m assuming the target was a solid dry piece of clay. The clay when struck by the bullet doesn’t deform to absorb the energy (like the recoil of the arm). So all the energy of the bullet is instantly transferred to the clay.

            4. Depending on where the target was hit would determine how the target moves. Hit it at the top and it has leverage over the center of mass and can tip it over. Think of a vending machine, you can’t pick it up but you can tip it. Hit it at the bottom and you might knock the base out. Hit it in the center right at the center of mass and there will be no torque and it probably wouldn’t fall over.

            5. While the round might be 400 pounds per square inch, the bullet cross section isn’t a square inch, Maybe 1/4 inch square so maybe 100 pounds of pressure applied.

            6. A person with a steal plate on their chest would feel the full 100 pounds (absorbs 100% of the energy). But hitting a body the bullet transfers the energy more slowly as it enters the body so there is less pressure applied.

          • jz

            Sounds good, makes sense.

        • jz

          If you read some of my other posts you will see that at times I’ve given thanks to cops and reminded readers that everyday they put their lives on the line and so often the general public take them for granted. I do appreciate being called a cop hater when all I am trying to do is be objective. Perhaps you know more than me about the initial contact between the parties and in trying to be objective, I, certainly would be remiss if I, like you, do not consider the fact that he knew what he did etc etc. However, it seems that you are disregarding some eyewitnesses accounts which say that he ran, then turned around with his hands in the air. Then, he was shot from 35 feet away. Also, witnesses say the shooter never went to the body to check for a pulse or try to administer first aid. Correct me if I’m wrong so I can be impartial and objective. And again, I don’t see how some of you have not seen members of the police dept. down there making it clear to the press that the officer had no knowledge of a previous robbery. When he approached the 2 young men it was in regards to walking down the middle of the street and slowing traffic.

    • Phil Blank

      Not just CNN, they all lie to sell news and newspapers.
      Remember the tunnel dig was stopped in Seattle by some big ununkown object?
      Kept people guessing for 9 months what it was.
      Turns out the barring wore out on the cutter head and they had to dig a shaft in front of the boring machine , remove the cutter, just to get at the baring and chsnge it.
      It was one big lie from the beginning.

  • Phil Blank

    Just on ABC World News, the residents still don’t want to believe he robbed the store.
    How could the perp be on his knees while physically fighting with the cop?
    The angle of the bullet entry may tell the truth.
    But they still won’t accept that, they want to be ruffed by the cops in hopes they can sue, or start anoth riot so thry can continue looting what the missed last time.

    • jz

      The family and many other black residents down there have made it clear they do not want any more looting or aggressive rioting. Who is they Phil?

      10 20 30 40 percent of the black residents? ALL of the residents? The only people looting could care less about this case and only jump on an opportunity to loot because like a typical criminally oriented person, they jump on any opportunity to get something for nothing.

  • 2Cents

    In case you missed it . . . . this is AFTER the pictures and video was released.

    Ferguson Residents Tell CNN They Believe Police Evidence Doesn’t Add Up – 8-15-14

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYlnFeXH5_k

  • Edward Nonamaker

    Let the morons burn and destroy the neighbourhoods they live in , shop in and go to school in , this only shows the mental capacity of certain ethnic cultures and how they respond to a serious situation. If this was a black cop shooting an unarmed black 18 year old it would be business as usual in that town , and by the way, Mr. Brown approached the police car and physically assaulted the police officer who was admiitted to the ER after this incident.

  • Sis Delish

    Been watching LIVE Cable News coverage about this story this evening.

    The Obesity in that community is astounding! Do Swisher Sweets contribute to weight problems?

    • SniperFire

      When they are converted to blunts .. and the munchies kick in!

    • Edward Nonamaker

      It is Black & Milds now , even the thugettes are smoking them.

  • DonMega

    I buy my cigars and walk down the street every day and never had a problem.

  • LorainCountyVoter

    This guy tells it like it is…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0piLJ21djQA

    • SniperFire

      AMEN

    • Sis Delish

      In some circles, he would be considered Abusive. Some might think instead of him screeching out the word “Chaaaaange”, they might hear Chains, and be confused.

      Overall, a fine performance of frustration and all in One-Take!

    • 2Cents

      uh-oh . . . . the jig is up!

    • Scout

      He sure does. His message needs to be heeded. It’s all about accountability. The residents that are complaining should become part of the government/police department to enact change. It appears to me they would rather complain and make it someone else’s fault. Johnathan Gentry has it right but all people need to change and quit living in the past.